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  • The Pectoralis Muscles and Good Posture
    the chest when the back is lengthened and aligned Secondly once in their upright position they actually become prominent and are visible in the following way They provide padding for the surrounding ligaments fat and skin This layering or padding is attractive as it shows an upright bold upper chest and shoulders Also this extra layer positioned higher near the voice box makes the voice resonate This is good for singers as well as giving a person a good sounding voice when talking OK let s get to the good part How do we acquire appropriate pectoralis muscles so we can feel and look great As always we must have a lengthened spine aligned neck and a balanced head atop the squared shoulders I discuss this often in my other documents and videos Once the upper body is aligned the neck muscles pull up the shoulders clavicles sternum and upper ribs The sternocleidomastoid muscles or the long thin pair of front neck muscles are especially important in this lifting process Only after this more lengthened and aligned posture is attained can one begin to stretch the pectoralis muscles so they help you breathe to hold up your chest and to help your appearance Please remember this is a process Even though these are passive exercises there are steps to acquiring good posture and they are best taken in as steps May I suggest that you read my earlier posts or download my e books You will more easily accomplish this refinement of enhancing the pectoralis muscles and changing for the better Once the spine neck and head are aligned with the chest pulled up by the neck muscles one can widen the shoulders This is good for several reasons It looks good Obviously wider shoulders are attractive Both females and males look better with squared shoulders Secondly the squared shoulders opens the chest cavity so the ribs may move forward Thirdly the pectoralis muscles are pulled in opposite directions and lift the chest furher And last the squared shoulders tighten the skin to allow the pectoralis to present themselves as a base under laying the surrounding muscles fat and skin This appearance gives one a robust chest and nice cut to the shoulders Breathing through the nose and inflating the lungs is easier as the clavicles shoulders head and neck are lifted up from the top of the chest The pressure is off of the chest It s a different world where your appearance improves and your mind is free of those old dreary work a day thoughts You can think of your nice image and how it opens doors for you More pronounces pectoralis improves self confidence and the people you meet are noticably respectful and more pleasant Yes the pectoralis are like the cherry on top of a ice cream Sunday The properly positioned pectoralis lift the clavicles Actually the center of the clavicles the sternum and the chest are lifted The clavicles when positioned near or at

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  • The Sensation of Good Posture
    t be wasted on those who have tastes and traits that you find undesirable These are the many emotional and mental facets of socializing when you have good posture I have yet to discuss physically how good it feels just to stand walk or sit properly or how our unburdened muscles appreciate us when we walk correctly Our body s ease of movement rewards us Our face becomes more relaxed and more prone to smiling Our muscles become more streamlined lengthened and form a smooth base for the skin to layer upon Our bones comprised of 25 water actually lengthen themselves to a small degree as our lengthening muscles encourages them to do so Our whole skeleton lengthens as we think upwardly Thus our skeletal framework is open to accept the continued growth of our muscles and our soft tissue no matter what age or what physical state we may be in presently We can change for the better Almost all of us have bodies that at birth arrived with all the bones nervous system muscles etc to develop into a fine normal human being We have a body with all the implements to move about gracefully We have miss used ourselves or someone perhaps misguided us up to now teaching us how to have bad posture We now perhaps hurry to grab or do something too quickly we walk with little coordination This is called end gaining and we focus too much upon reaching the end point of an objective It is unfortunate that we do not permit ourselves to enjoy the means whereby to get to a certain goal Realizing this it is entirely possible to change for the better by switching our focus from end gaining to concentrating on the means whereby To begin a physical change simply lengthen the body Doing this will help you mentally change for the better Lengthen your spine free your neck and balance you head atop your shoulders will vastly improve your posture and appearance In fact you owe it to yourself to better your appearance and posture You must find a personal path to enjoy yourself and others by acquiring a better posture You must find a way to move about with grace and poise and to enjoy the sensations of ease of movement The sensations and impulses you feel are what F M Alexender says is our inherent supremacy When achieving such a graceful way of moving one s body tells oneself that I am feeling more confident and I have a greater poise I have more self control over circumstances in my life I feel a certain type of supremacy Sensations are something that you must feel personally You must reclaim these personal feelings from those that you gave to others even when you give them away to appropriate teachers How can you allow another person to describe the sensations you ll feel For example what happens if you are asked by a teacher of the Alexander Technique

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